“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”. This quote has been attributed to Chief Seattle, Antoine de St. Exupery, Ralph Waldo Emerson and David Bower. The author is not as important as the wisdom and message it conveys. We face many problems in the 21st century: globally, domestically and locally. My appeal today is at the local level; literally in our own back yards in Buckingham County.
Currently, exploratory drilling for gold is permitted in Buckingham County. Sadly, many residents are not aware that this drilling is happening, nor are they aware of the hazards of industrial gold and other metallic mining.